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Niche motorcycle makers rev up sales to women Female buyers are seen as a huge growth market for the motorcycle industry, which has been in a sales slump for three years.,0,5105961.story

Rising gas prices give a jolt to sales of electric motorcycles With new models coming out that can go freeway speeds and travel more than 100 miles on a single charge, electric motorcycles could be poised to move beyond novelty status.,0,7364322.story

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Sales of Vespa scooters and other brands rise with gas prices.

"Scooters: Size Doesn’t Always Matter." Scooters have captured the attention of motorists throughout the world. In addition to their quirky and often endearing styling, the diminutive two-wheelers are affordable, maneuverable, extremely economical to operate, simple to park or store, and often easier to license and register than cars or motorcycles. Thanks to their mechanical simplicity and wide availability, scooters have long played a vital role in the pursuit of personal mobility throughout the world. Not surprisingly, they outsell automobiles in many areas and are even a preferred means of family transportation in places like India, Pakistan, China, and elsewhere. In the United States scooters are becoming increasingly popular as gas prices continue to rise and the motoring public seeks a new way to proclaim their individuality and personal style on a budget.

Falcon Motorcycles gives flight to its second bike: the Kestrel.

Classic Indian Chief motorcycle ready to roll. The revived brand, already for sale in 16 other states, clears California's tough emissions standards. But it arrives during the worst motorcycle market in decades.,0,1680961.story

You may recognize the machine -- but not the manufacturer. It’s the classic Honda Cub as made by the Taiwanese company SYM. It’s called the Symba, which, any parent who’s watched "The Lion King" 100 too many times can tell you, is a clever, Asia-cute riff on one of Honda’s best-known, best-loved and bestselling products – a product that hasn’t been available through American Honda since the '80s. What’s different about the new Symba is that it hails from a different island country and has modernized some, but not all, of the technology. Like the original Cub, the Symba employs a carbureted, air-cooled single cylinder, but its displacement has been bumped up to 101 cc. Its semiautomatic transmission gets an extra gear, and the front suspension has been upgraded with a telescopic fork. What isn’t different is the look, which is true to the classic with its two-tone coloring and a body shape that is half moped, half scooter and entirely unique. In the sea of Vespas, Vespa wannabes and otherwise design-challenged scooters that define the small-displacement market, the Symba offers a refreshingly retro, much-wanted alternative.

a world record for electric vehicles in the quarter-mile was set by the KillaCycle, a 500-horsepower motorcycle that smokes its tire but barely makes a peep. The bike ran through the timing lights in 7.864 seconds at 169 miles an hour with Scotty Pollacheck at the controls.

PiCycle brings high style to the eco-commute.

Susan Carpenter reviews Moto Guzzi V7 Classic.

Brammo Enertia electric motorcycle primes for its Best Buy debut.

The gloves are off with Ducati's 2010 Streetfighter S

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Royal Enfield Bullet Classic C5.

Enter the bike for the inactive: An electric, such as the Ultra Motor A2B Metro, which requires absolutely no effort to ride, other than a sense of balance. A power-on-demand electric bicycle, no pedaling is required unless you want some light exercise. Just twist the grip and go.

Triumph's newest version of the famed Bonneville is like a single-malt Scotch from the islands: It's lost much of its edge with time. A modern take on a 50-year-old classic, it's for riders who desire the mystique that the names "Triumph" and "Bonneville" conjure without the hassle, treachery and discomfort of bikes from the era in which those names were made famous.

Vespa GTS 300 Super lives up to its name

Electric Motorcycle Promises 150 MPH.

Two Wheels, Zero Emissions and Loads of Fun.

Piaggio Unveils a 141-MPG Plug-In Hybrid Scooter. The MP3 Hybrid that Piaggio rolled out at the big international motorcycle expo in Milan, Italy, combines a 125-cc gasoline engine with an electric motor in an easy-to-ride three-wheeler that reportedly could do zero to 60 in around 5 seconds.

Perhaps it’s time to rephrase that dig. How about this: the 2009 Sportster is the Harley for people who want a stylish ride that gets 60 miles a gallon on the highway. That’s according to the E.P.A., which also rates the 2009 XL 883 Sportster at 45 m.p.g. in town.

Deaths of Motorcyclists Rise Again.

Genuine Scooter's light, nimble Buddy is a cute crowd-pleaser.,0,5975435.story

Honda Silver Wing offers best of both worlds. Nimble on street, fine for freeway.

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Tricia Helfer, Katee Sackhoff rev up their motorcycles.,0,6856132.story


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